National Urban Fellows Inc. Seeks Women and Minority Professionals for its Masters of Public Administration Program

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National Urban Fellows Inc. is seeking applicants for its 2009 fellowship class. The organization will host recruitment receptions for those interested in the fully paid fellowship program that is designed to develop individuals into leaders who will help solve urban issues.

Our mission is to prepare men and women of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to be accomplished and courageous leaders with a strong commitment to equity and social justice serving public and private organizations.

National Urban Fellows Inc. is seeking applicants for its 2009 fellowship class. The organization will host two recruitment receptions for those interested in the fully paid fellowship program that is designed to develop individuals into leaders who will help solve urban issues.

The first recruitment reception will be on September 27 in the Mezzanine Level Conference Room of the Canterbury Hotel, 123 S. Illinois St. The second recruitment reception will be on November 29 in the third floor conference room of the United Way of Central Indiana, 3901 N. Meridian St. Each event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a networking session. The informational program will start at 5:30 p.m.

To make a reservation for the 2007 National Urban Fellows Recruitment Reception, call the Infinite Inc. Event Line at 317-955-9456 x 100.

National Urban Fellows (NUF) is a premier graduate degree fellowship program that offers an intensive 14-month graduate program through Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs in New York. The fellowship is comprised of two semesters of academic course work and a nine-month mentorship with senior-level administration in a partnering government agency, not-for-profit organization or private company. Fellows completing the program receive a Master of Public Administration degree and invaluable experience learning from leaders across the country.

Indiana women and minority residents are strongly encouraged to apply. The highly competitive program admits up to 40 individuals each year. Selected fellows receive a $25,000 stipend over the 14-month program, full payment of tuition, health insurance, a relocation allowance, program-related travel expenses and a book allowance.

NUF seeks individuals who have U.S. Citizenship; a Bachelor's degree; a minimum of five to seven years administrative or managerial employment; and the ability to meet the admission requirements of Baruch College. Relevant attributes of successful fellows include self-discipline, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, high standards of integrity and work ethics, and a strong desire and commitment to addressing urban problems. GRE scores are not required for the NUF program.

Since 1969, NUF has successfully prepared more than 1,000 mid-career women and minorities for leadership and management positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

"Cities across America and throughout Puerto Rico depend upon trained, knowledgeable, and ethical leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for its Citizens," says Paula L. Gavin, president of NUF. "Our mission is to prepare men and women of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to be accomplished and courageous leaders with a strong commitment to equity and social justice serving public and private organizations."

To learn more about National Urban Fellows, visit the organization's website at http://www.nuf.org or call 212-730-1700.

About National Urban Fellows:
National Urban Fellows was founded in 1969 in response to women and men and women of color who have historically faced challenges in their advancement to high level management and who more than ever are entitled and deserving of leadership. Forty years later, National Urban Fellows remains the country's foremost leadership development organization and the major advocate of diverse national leaders, prompting the imperative to achieve accomplished and courageous leadership diversity in our nation, in pursuit of social justice. For more information visit http://www.nuf.org.

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